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Inest sua gratia parvis 4 

Memoria in aeterna 5 

Quod bens notandum 6-7 

Tot homines, quot sententiae 8 

Qui docet discit 9 

Ab actu and nosse 10-23 

O fortunatos nimium sua si bona norint! 24 

Foenum habet in cornu 25 

Oro hac vice 26 

Toti dem verbis 27 

Nudis verbis 28-9 

Veluti in speculon 30-1 

Littera scripta manet 32-3 

Illotis manibus 34-5 

Latcat scintillula forsan 36-7 

Abincunablis 38-9 

Vita brevis, longa ras 40- 1 

Nee scire fas est omnia 42-3 

Extra muros 44-5 

Quanti est supere 46-7 

Tenax proposti 48-9 

Vox manet 50-1 

Pleno jure 52-3 

Qui facit per alium facit per se 54-5 

Tempus ludendi 56-7 

Vita sine litteris mors est 58-9 

Alter ego 60 

Profanium vulgus 61 

Post tot naufragia portum 62-3 

Materiam soperbat opus 64 

Furor poeticus 65 

Gratias 66 

Ex unque leonem 67-8 

Nomines 69-70 



We, the Seniors, dedicate this Yearbook to 
Miss Beth Weslon, who has given unstintinglj 
of her time in an effort to make oor stay at 
Slate Teachers College happy and successful. 


To (he Class of 1946 

YOUR COLLEGE years were the war years. They were not protective years 
lived on a campus insulated from the struggle and competitive forces of 
the world, for the war to determine whether our civilization could survive 
reached and influenced the conditions of living for everyone everywhere. But 
because it did, you have experienced a sense of realism and are more aware 
thereby of the issues of life and of the values unconditioned by either war or peace. 
The College has tried to give you, even in the years of turmoil, the knowledge, 
understanding and power out of which each one of you may find wisdom for 
successful living. 

You are to become teachers when the world needs teachers of wisdom and 
understanding, for what the future has in store for mankind depends more than 
ever upon the high quality of minds and hearts of those who teach. 

I wish for each one of you a professional career of great usefulness and a life 
fruitful in all the things which bring abiding joy. 

Grover C. Bowman, 



Dr. Grover C. Bowman 
Dr. Hazel B. Mileham 
/ i Dr. George E. Brooks 
^2 i^Dr. Harry S. Broudy 
Wallace H. Venable 
Andrew S. Flagg 
Edmund K. Luddy 

^"3 Elizabeth Jenkins 
p -7 Beth Weston 

Lillian Boyden 
f- Bertha Allyn 

Dorothy Hogarth 
f Cora Vining 
, Emma Parker 


Hazel B. Mileham, Principal 
Viola Cooper Loretta J. Loftus 

Martha E. Durnin Veronica A. Loftus 

Helen Newell Helen E. Mallery 

Claire Cavanaugh 

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President — Frederick Bressette 

Vice-President — Priscilla Green 

Secretary-Treasurer — Louise Zabaunik 

Class Adviser — Beth Weston 



"Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. 

W.A.A. 1, 2, 3 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Art Club 3 
Student Council 3, 4 

Assistant Central Treasurer 3 

President 4 
House Council 3 
President's List 3 
Taconic Columns Reporter 4 
Who's Who 

Delegate to N. Y. Teacher's Conference 4 
Yearbook Photography 



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"There's more in one soft word of thine 
Than in the world's defied rebuke." 

Current Events Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 
Class President 1, 2 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Treasurer 2 

Vice-President 3, 4 
Student Council 1, 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 
Art Club 3 
Taconic Columns 

Business Staff 4 
President's List 3 



"He was a man, take him for all in all, 
I shall not look upon his like again." 

Class Vice-President 2 
Class President 3, 4 
Art Club 3, 4 

Secretary 3, 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Right About Face 1 

£/»/// Charlotte Comes Home 2 

The Physician in Spite of Himself 4 
Student Council 3, 4 
Who's Who 
Taconic Columns 

Managing Editor 4 
Assistant Editor of Yearbook 
President's List 3 



"Whither my heart has gone, there follows my hand, 

and not elsewhere. 
For when the heart goes before, like a lamp, and 

illumines the pathway, 
Many things are made clear, that else lie hidden in 


Class Secretary 1, 2 
House Council 

President 3, 4 
Student Council 3, 4 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Until Charlotte Comes Home 3 

Brief Music 3 

The Physician in Spite of Himself 4 
Glee Club 1 
Current Events Club 1 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
President's List 2 



"Our youth we can have but today, 
We may always find time to grow old. ' 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-President 2 

President 3 

Brief Music 3 

The Physician in Spite of Himself 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 
Current Events Club 1 
Glee Club 1 
Student Council 2, 3 

Representative 2, 3 

President Pro-Temp 3 
President's List 2, 3, 4 
Who's Who 

Taconic Columns Reporter 4 
Editor-in-Chief of Yearbook 

Ivy Oration 



"Four be the things I'd been better without: 
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt." 

W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

President 3, 4 
Current Events Club 1, 2, 4 
Drama Club 3, 4 

The Physician In Spite oj Himself 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary 3 
Glee Club 1, 2 
House Council 1, 2 
President's List 1, 2, 3 
Who's Who 
Taconic Columns 

Sports Editor 4 
Yearbook Staff 

Class Will 4 



"Sober, stedfast and demure." 

Art Club 4 

President's List 3, 4 

Frank F. Murdock Honor Society 4 



"The music in my heart I bore f-^ **iqs 

Long after it uas beard no more." &fadLA**& 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-President 3 

President 4 
House Council 

Secretary-Treasurer 2, 3 
Taconic Columns Reporter 4 
Yearbook Art Department 



"A full rich nature, free to trust, 
Truthful and almost sternly just, 
Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act.' 

W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Head of Sports 2, 3 
Temporary Head of Sports 4 

Current Events Club 1 

Drama Club 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-Treasurer 4 

The Physician in Spite of Himself 

Glee Club 1 

House Council 4 

Manager of Gremlins 4 

President's List 2, 3 

Taconic Columns 
Business Staff 

Yearbook Photography 



"OJ that there's is no manner of doubt- 
No probable, possible shadow oj doubt- 
No possible doubt whatever." 

Current Events Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-Treasurer 2, 3 

President 4 
Vice-President of Class 4 
Student Publicity 

Assistant Manager 3 

Manager 4 
President's List 1, 2, 3, 4 
Who's Who 
Glee Club 3, 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Executive Board 3 
Taconic Columns Business Manager 
Frank F. Murdock Honor Society 3, 4 

Vice-President 3 




"/ count lije just a stujj 
To try the soul's stujj on." 


W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary 1 
Current Events Club 1 
Glee Club 1 
Student Council 3 

Secretary-Treasurer 3 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Right About Face 1 

Until Charlotte Comes Home 2 

Briej Music 3 

77>£ Physician in Spite oj Himselj 4 
President's List 2, 4 
Taconic Columns 

Assistant-Managing Editor 4 



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"Oh, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing,' 
A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing." 

W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Treasurer 1 

Head of Sports 4 
Drama Club 1, 2, 4 

Until Charlotte Comes Home 3 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Choir 1, 2, 3 
Class Vice-President 2 
Yearbook Staff 4 





" "Quips and Cranks and wanton Wiles, y 

Nods and Becks and wreathed Smiles." 

Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4 
Class Secretary 4 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Executive Board 4 
Who's Who 3, 4 

Frank F. Murdock Honor Society 4 
President's List 
Taconic Columns 

Reporter 4 

Class History 4 



Former Class Me/iibm 1 

Charles Bartlett 
Patricia Bates 
Lucy Blatchford 
Susan Chittenden 
Norman Foote 
Esther Green 
Wallace Holbrook 
Mary McCollum 
Ellen McGowan Wilson 
Mary Polumbo 
Constance Prendergast 
Edna Prince 
Claire Provencher 
Eleanor Salerno 
James Sinderman 

The Dynamic Senior 

PROG R E S s i ve Party 


{Tune: The Navy Hymn) 

VTOW, as we leave our college fair, 

We look upon our memories thert 
Of days of mirth, of days of toil, 
Of everlasting friendships made. 
Our many days at S.T.C. 
Oh, always will remembered be. 

Oh, as we face our future life, 
We will meet many days of strife. 
We'll keep the faith you taught to us 
And honor you in all we do. 
Our thanks we give to S.T.C. 
You always will remembered be. 




•"PENDERLY we place your roots in the cool moist earth 
A Bury you in the dark dreamy past 
In a place of hardship — continually struggling, 

upward in drudgery, despair. 
But you are free — free to force this ground — 

free to work. . .to believe. . .to build a better tomorrow. 
Your roots push upward, dimly lighting the way 
Until the tender green shoots give a blaze of light 

that brightly enough lights the way to. . . 
The newborn leaves that lift your heart higher — 
But yet not to the perfect light. 
Then comes the new tomorrow — with the steady darker leaves, 

still searching, climbing ever upward. 

And Now . . . 

The time has come for us to dream of our tomorrow. 

It isn't just the vine. 

It's the things that go into it that count. . . 

The outside. . . 

And the inside. . . 

The light, the hope, the wisdom. . . 

The shining youth, the strength of age. . . 

The Promise of Tomorrow. 

Yes, tomorrow holds a promise. . . 

Roots. . .to sprouts. . .to tender leaves. . .to generating vine. 

Thus we plan our tomorrow. 

Yes, Tomorrow holds a Promise. 

Eleanor Goodnow 



TT'ACH YEAR the seniors plant a sprig of ivy — each year they identify them- 
selves with the firm, green plant which pushes ever upward, which grows 
ever outward. We, the Seniors, see strong parallelisms between the storms and 
winter months which this hearty plant must endure and those hardships which 
we will have to face in the future. We see overwhelming likenesses between 
the fresh color and robust nature of this tender plant and our own vigorous 
natures and youthful outlooks. We hope in future years to expand, to grow, to 
reach ever upward and outward just as this small sprig of ivy will grow and ex- 

However, in considering this ivy plant, so fragile to the sight, and yet so 
enduring, we must not forget its roots — the roots which support its growth 
and make it all that it is and will become. These roots never see the sun, never 
catch the eye of the admiring onlooker. Often their very presence is forgotten 
because they are not in view. Only that portion of the plant above the ground 
will bask in the delighted gaze of those who will pass it in years to come. Yet, 
it is the strength of these roots which nourishes this plant — which gives it its 
beauty and its strength. No, let us not forget our roots — the force which has 
pushed us up from that small, weak plant we once were to what we are today, 
and what we hope to become in the future. 

These roots are the ideas and ideals which have been instilled in us by our 
friends, our faculty and, more particularly, our parents. These people have 
played a major role in the development of our character. Each has helped mould 
us into what we hope to be. The understanding and patience of our friends, 
the encouragement of our teachers, the many sacrifices of our parents have been 


not for the sake of giving us this opportunity to bask, but rather to give us an 
opportunity to expand onward and upward. 

So we, just as the ivy plant, are prepared to venture into the world to make 
our own way. We are prepared to show our maturity by expanding into greater 
fields, by asserting ourselves as individuals. But in doing this, it is not necessary 
for us to sever ourselves from those ideals and concepts which go toward making 
a better person. Rather, it is imperative that we utilize all that we have been 
taught. We are not an isolated entity; we are an embodiment of the ideals, the 
aspirations, the hopes, and dreams of many. Just as the roots are a part of the 
ivy plant, so too, the goals and ideals which we have adopted from those people 
so closely associated with us are now a part of us. These standards have formed 
into a pattern — a way of life. Now is the opportunity for us to enforce this 
way of life. Our roots ask no other reward than this! 

Cecilia Conroy 




"Mirror, mirror on the wall reflect the past; tell us all" 

THE DEEP, dark past began to unfold and 1943 came into view. On the 
bumpy road to knowledge twenty-six peagreen freshmen garbed in their 
best zoot suits succumbed to S. T. C. with Dew-ey eyed innocence, stout hearts, 
and knocking knees. The costume of the day was soon in for a drastic change 
as the Sophomores contrived, planned, and plotted for initiation of this little 
band of unwarped minds. At this early date our ingenuity and originality came 
to bud as we followed the satanic Sophomores' instructions and paraded college 
halls garbed as Mother Goose characters. Out of the mists of '43 loomed a 
mountain and a day never to be forgotten, for on this day was born the slogan, 
"Comb the Mountains" as we searched flora and fauna for one of our erring 
freshmen. After mastering such terms as tibia, fibula, tuberosity of the ischium, 
"Polis and Idia", and cleaning up the neighborhood collecting weeds on nature 
tours and learning all about sonata forms, the Freshmen decided it was time to 
shrug the academic life. Collaborating with the Sophs they sponsored the 
"Fall Fantasy" and glided over the Blue Room dance floor. Our annual Stunt 
Night found these twenty-six Frosh portraying lively gremlins who tormented 
studious freshmen. Little did the Faculty know that these gremlins would soon 
come to overrun the whole college! At last the horror of exams, Blue Books, and 
German verbs was surpassed and the first phase of college life was over and left 
to be recorded in the annals of time. 

Now 1944 entered in as '43 faded from sight. This year found our ranks 
diminished almost to half. Some had fallen by the wayside, some never recovered 
from exams, some had gone off to war and some, ah perish the thought, had turned 
to marriage! But the remainder were a plucky sort and harkened to the words of 
"Be strong and of good courage." We quickly set to work in our role of Sopho- 
mores and rubbed our hands with glee as we harassed nervous Freshmen during 
their initiation period. During this year the neighboring community of Williams- 
town assumed a new and vital interest. After our class sponsored the "Harvest 
Moon" formal, V-12's Navy wings of gold and letters marked "free" — all became 
part of our well rounded and integrated personalities. As the year progressed 
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Rum and Coca Cola" were songs that imparted 
new and personal meanings for our Sophomore sophisticated. But along with 
the play must come the work, so we learned as we first set foot in the training 


school to observe and also encounter our first education classes. The rest of 
the year dwindled away quite rapidly with our band of warriors still marching, 
leaning slightly to the "left", but nevertheless with eyes focused on the future 
obstacles of Classics and training to be met in our next semester. 

The year 1945 rolled in with a bang as the jolly (?) Juniors prepared to face 
the professional curriculum and dogged flying academic shrapnel. This indeed 
was an important year for the thirteen Juniors as they became not only "Big 
Sisters" but also took the first steps towards being future teachers. We were 
caught in a whirlpool of methods, minimum essentials, lesson plans, units and 
our first attempts at actual teaching. Along with those "Training School Blues" 
came new worries as we met Homer, Plato, and Dante with a dash of Child Study 
and Sociology and the "March Militaire!" July 4th became a year round event 
as fireworks and repercussions rocked the college halls along with sighs of "oh 
those Juniors" and memories of "Basic Black" days. This year the Stunt Night 
prize was captured by our class when we presented "Living Masterpieces" com- 
plete with background music. Our only regret was the pictures cannot speak! 
One of the major events of the year was the formation of the J-13 basketball team 
coached by our one and only Freddie. Being a bold sort we challenged the school 
to a game, met our foe, and walked off with points to spare. 1945 began with a 
bang and seemed to close with a bang as the jolly Juniors smoothed their ruffled 
feathers and prepared to assume the oncoming dignity of stately Seniors. 

To the accompaniment of "Pomp and Circumstance" the most recent chapter 
in the saga of the Seniors began its dramatic unfolding. Our summer tans had 
barely began to fade when we met our first challenge, Speech Class. We 
trembled through this course only to face our second challenge in the form of 
Tolstoy's War and Peace. We soon mastered the technique of reading one 
hundred pages per night, and so we devoted our spare time to the creation of a 
college newspaper. Taconic Columns became the student publication and also 
one of the highlights of 1946. Before many months had passed we found our- 
selves "heading for the last round-up" in the training school. For five long weeks 
the Seniors practiced everything they knew and some of what they didn't know. 
We at last returned to our regular college life only to witness our last weeks 
dwindling with rapid speed and le jour des jours approaching rapidly. 

The mirror shows what we have done in our four years. Though all we have 
left now are our reflections, they remain vivid and clear, tempered with smiles 
and tears of our loyal class. It is with light hearts that we now recall the past, 
but with a more serious gaze, we contemplate the future which we must face alone 
and ponder those reflections as yet unborn. 

Anna Louise Zabaunik 


^"^lOMING to the close of a nasty, short, and brutish life, We, the Class of 1946, 
^■^ being of unquestionable superiority and under the influence of Burton, 
Bacon, and James, do solemnly ordain and declare this to be our last will and 

I, Freddie Bressette, leave my romantic ways to the new veterans in hopes that 
a new regime of fraternization will allow their use. 

I, Squeak Zabaunik, leave my harlequin glasses to Dr. Broudy, with the 
suggestion that, when inverted, they will better fit the sarcastic mood. 

I, Ceil Conroy, leave my knowledge of the "Law of Diminishing Returns" to 
Lu Brown so that she may always keep a strict, balanced economy. 

I, Mary Benedetti, will my long kept secret of how to have curly hair to Iris 
Cavazza: one glass of ale, stir until foam forms, and then wash. 

I, Pris Green, leave my authoritarian manner to Eleanor Thibodeau who 
already has a good start in its use. There is no doubt, no possible doubt of it. 

I, Jean Gaston, leave my "Progressive Party" sign to the Sophomores in hopes 
that they will do something with it. 

I, Muriel Marquay, leave the book, How To Get A Man And Hold Him to any- 
one slightly interested. 


I, Ann Delmolino, leave many broken hearts to be mended. 

I, Zib Ballou, leave to Gert Peck the right to screech and scream while running 
through the dormitory halls. 

I, Eleanor Goodnow, leave my ability to play basketball (with no pins attached) 
to Tony Ponti. 

I, Bam Mackenzie, give back to Margie Zimboski my knowledge of the Polish 
language, since it has gained my point. 

I, Harriet Eldridge, leave my consideration and kindness to the faculty with 
the suggestion that they use them on the incoming Freshmen. 

The Senior Class girls leave their bangs to the Junior Class so that they might 
likewise overlook the underclassmen's errors. 

We hereby nominate the Class of 1947 as the sole Executor of our will. 

In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hand and seal this document on 
the fifth day of June, 1946 A.D. 

Class of 1946 



President — Nancy Estabrooks 


Secretary — Patricia Bates 
Treasurer — Margaret Zimboski 
Class Adviser — Lillian Boyden 


ll'IGHT eager elementary educators with an epicurian tendency — that's us. 
During our first two years we hovered between the world of non-being and 
becoming. Now, after the completion of our Junior year, in which we wandered 
through training school, where we began to perceive the shadows of being, we 
have acquired dignity and poise and a philosophical illumination of the essence 
of a democratic education. 

However, our teaching ventures have not prevented us from indulging in the 
lighter aspects of life. Individual as we are, we adhere, yielding to our gregarious 
desires. En masse is our motto. 

Through close cooperation, the Juniors can look back on a most successful 
year. On looking back one cannot forget such scenes as our Frosh Reception, 
Stunt Night, and the Senior Farewell. We dood it! 



President — Theodore Toporowski 

Vice-President — Neil Harrington 

Secretary — Albena Waidlich 

Treasurer — Mae Black 

Class Adviser — Wallace Venable 


OTRIKE up the band! Roll out the red carpet! What's the occasion? Why, 
here are the illustrious Sophomores and their benevolent adviser, Mr. Ven- 
able. At this point the reader will probably have concluded that if we are tradit- 
ionally wise and foolish at the same time, at least we aren't modest. But that was 
just a little burst of class spirit — we're really quite unassuming. However, may 
we point out a few of our achievements for 1945-46? This busy year found us 
initiating Freshmen, sponsoring dances and assemblies, participating in clubs, 
the Orchestra, the Council, and the newspaper diligently and without undue 
excitement. Initiations, to be absolutely truthful, weren't so much a task as they 
were a long awaited retaliation, but the Freshmen more than repaid us in their 
horror filled tunnel on Hallowe'en. We worked together, though, to give a very 
successful dance in October. Then the Sophomore psychology class presented 
an assembly in the form of an experiment to test powers of observation. Of 
course, we could go on and quote statistics about our members engaged in num- 
erous school activities, but you all know us, and we must keep that reputation for 
quiet reserve and shy modesty — if we still have it now! 



President — Ann Schlosstein 
Vice-President — Constance Ashley 
Secretary-Treasurer — Carol Malloy 
Class Adviser — George Brooks 


^"NNE GLORIOUS day in the haze of last September, twenty exuberant and 
animated Freshmen burst through the portals of State Teachers College. 
Since that day much has happened. We were initiated and subjected to cruel 
treatment for one day before the other classes would accept us as comrades and 
fellow travellers along the highway of education. Apparently we passed the 
test, because we next found ourselves joining them in the trek to the summit of 
Mount Greylock. But we were innocent and thought not of the agonizing day 
in bed that would follow. However, most of us had completed the process of 
recuperation in time for the festivities of Christmas and the sumptuous banquet 
which was held in the dormitory. With the advent of the New Year our class was 
blessed with ten veterans, whom we sincerely welcomed in our common search 
for knowledge. The remainder of the year was a maelstrom of Moliere, algebra, 
veterans, Stunt Night -(which we won), examinations, veterans, and veterans. 
With June came the realization that we would successfully complete our first year 
of college life. We now peer into the future and hope for another year at State 
Teachers College, which will be as satisfactory and as happy as our first year. 


ART C L U fi 

President — Rolland Jones 

Vice-President — Theodore T. Toporowski 

Treasurer — Nancy Estabrooks 

Secretary — Frederick K. Bressette 

Club Adviser — Andrew Flagg 


T OOKING back on our second year as an active club, we feel we've made some 
headway as an up-and-coming club of S. T. C. Being a group of artists, we 
feel that we've earned the right to some idiosyncracies — among them the dislike 
of the use of pen and ink. 

With tongue in cheek, we fondly remember our attempts in three dimensional 
work and in super-paintings. Perhaps it wasn't Marc, Dali, or Feininger, but 
we had fun. Our masterpiece of the year turned out to be a caricature of "the 
most important person on the campus." Having presented it to our adviser, this 
picture now lies hidden among her priceless treasures. 

However, our purpose is not mere entertainment to ourselves. It is our hope 
that as we grow in strength and number, so will we grow in rendering a practical 
value to the college. 


flRtfll EVENTS CLUfl 

President — Priscilla Green 

Vice-President — Eleanor Berger 

Secretary-Treasurer — Janice Gleason 

Club Adviser — Edmund Luddy 


•"PHE CURRENT EVENTS Club started regular meetings early in September 
with high membership, high courage, and much enthusiasm. World 
conditions provided endless subjects throughout the year for discussion and 
debate. Discussions had a way of being very heated for about half an hour but 
lagging as the clock neared noon. 

When the club tackled the problem of the atom bomb, Mr. Venable joined the 
group and suggested as a solution to our problems that the youth of our age be 
taught science as a way of life. He didn't receive very enthusiastic support for 
his theory. 

Our big project of the year was the debate for assembly. Dr. Brooks, on 
invitation by the club, gave a lecture on the art of debating. He did a very thorough 
job as evidenced at the following meeting when every member as one person 
refused to debate. President Green then offered a lecture without invitation! 
Eleanor Berger, Teresa Connors, Ann Delmolino, and Priscilla Green were 
elected to debate and debated warmly on the pros and cons of a merger of the 
armed forces. At present the subject is a dead issue and it is a moot point whether 
that debate killed it. 

A variety of good subjects were discussed in the meetings, but attendance was 
rather spasmodic. In a discussion about that fact, the club decided that it favored 
a compulsory attendance rule such as was in effect last year. 



President — Patricia Bates ~hs 

Vice-President — Eleanor Berger 
Secretary-Treasurer — Marie Lamarre 
Club Adviser — Elizabeth Jenkins 


■"PHE COMMUTERS' Club finished its third year as an official club in the 
College with the feeling that though we lacked numbers, we lacked nothing 
in spirit. How else could we have accomplished so much? Remember the old 
dingy gray paint, the lockers, the stairsPThese are no more. During the past year 
we actually were cheered up by new paint, yellow to be sure, a couch always occu- 
pied, and a newly installed ping pong table. To celebrate our renovated room we 
gave a party. Well, it was an excuse for a party. The main event of the evening 
was the skit about family life put on by the boys of our fair college. Can we ever 
forget our one and only male senior who directed and acted in this skit? Run- 
ning a close second to the skit was the food which soon disappeared into the 
mouths of the hungry dorm girls and commuters. 

Christmas found us enjoying our annual Christmas Day dinner, box lunch 
style. The room was resplendent with a tree decorated by the Freshmen who, 
with great success, trimmed it with odds and ends collected from the school. 

The "vie" waned in its popularity in the "wreck room" as there arose an over- 
whelming tendency to leave the "vie" and make our way into the newly formed 
book store. The attraction was none other than the men. The book store was 
the only place where fraternization was allowed! Our goal for the coming year 
is to see men roaming in the "wreck room" with light and carefree hearts. Some 



President — Barbara Mackenzie 

Vice-President — Marie Lamarre 

Secretary-Treasurer — Eleanor Good now 

Club Adviser — George Brooks 



Thus we began our year, with Dr. Brooks as our adviser. And upon his 
assurance that it was possible to do the impossible, we tried the encrustation of 
the mechanical upon the living (Humor, — for those who have been denied the 
privilege of this definition) in a very successful production of Moliere's The 
Physician in Spite oj Himself. No one will ever forget Neil Harrington and Freddie 
Bressette in the hilarious role of the doctor. Never will there be another lover 
like Walt Ziemlak as Leander. Walt still answers to the name. 

Under the able direction of Bam Mackenzie we experimented with the idea 
of a revolving cast, but we hate to be questioned as to how it revolved. 

After this completely satisfying experience on the stage, we turned to a more 
intellectual aspect, that of studying selected American and World dramas. There 
were taken up in chronological order, that is, as representatives of certain defined 
literary periods. 

Under the fine direction of Dr. Brooks we feel that the Drama Club has lost 
none of its former prestige, and has gained in "the spirit" necessary for a success- 
ful club. 



President — Nancy Estabrooks 
Vice-President — Neil Harrington (a 
Secretary-Treasurer — Janice Gleason / 
Society Adviser — Edmund Luddy 


"HPWO'S COMPANY, three's a crowd" could hardly be said of the members of 
the Society as it passed into its second year of existence. With joyful 
hearts and open arms we greeted our new members, for at last we were "grow- 
ing up" in quantity as well as quality. 

In reviewing our year, it has been one of strengthening the foundations laid 
down for us last year. Our beginning tasks were revising our constitution, 
establishing monthly meetings, and electing our officers. 

Having passed through its period of infancy the Society felt strong enough, 
at last, to make its first public appearance. Sponsoring a discussion in student 
assembly, the society proved that it could be a part of and not apart from the 

We are few in number but do not object strongly to company. This year we 
stand as "seven little Indians". Next year, may our tribe increase! 



President — Jean Gaston 

Vice-President — Muriel Marquay 

Secretary-Treasurer — Beatrice Murtha 

Club Adviser — Lillian Boyden 


"^"NUIET, PLEASE. Glee Club at work." You can see how industrious we 
^^ are by just looking at the picture. Our work began early this fall when 
we first organized our plans for the year. Our Music folders began to get thicker 
as we collected more pieces. So, with quality rather than quantity, our small 
group was able to offer music in connection with the Drama Club play on Alumni 
week end. 

In the few weeks that followed before the Christmas vacation, we prepared 
selections for the Christmas pageant and a few of the club members formed a 
small choir to present musical programs for various local organizations. One 
of those occasions proved especially memorable to four choristers who were 
standing on the threshold of a certain local meeting place waiting admittance. 
The hostess came forth, politely suggesting that since a club meeting was being 
held that the girls might return later with whatever they wished to sell. An em- 
barrassing silence preceded the explanation that the girls on the threshold were 
not selling anything, and that they had been asked to provide some musical 
entertainment for the club meeting. 

We regret that Miss Boyden was not able to be with us and to assist us in con- 
ducting our annual Glee Club concert. However, we did work long and faith- 
fully together to prepare music for commencement exercises. 

One thing that is missing from the picture is the tea table which was seen at 
many of our meetings. Perhaps it didn't improve our singing, but it did help our 
morale for the year's work. 



President — Margaret Zimboski 


Secretary-Treasurer — Mae Black 
Senior Representative — Eleanor Goodnow «^ 


Junior Representative — Eleanor Thibodeau 

Sophomore Representative — Marilyn Eastman 

Freshman Representative — Alice Bosma 

Dean of Women — Elizabeth Jenkins 


TT'ARLY in September, after we had returned from a long awaited but much 
too short vacation, a meeting was held at which a trembling group of students 
awaited the worst and were met by a set of new rules and regulations. 

Something new had been added. Thursday nights were observed in candle- 
light. It has been one of the dorm's mysteries as to what was served each Thurs- 
day. Confidentially, we each carried our own pocket flashlight to find our plate. 

The Christmas party was the finest ever this year. The milkman and the 
seniors were the only daring groups to brave the cold and bitter morning. Our 
Seniors sang carols to the faculty and, incidentally, donated the missiles hurled 
at them through open windows to the scrap and old clothes drives. 

Looking back we find, however, the highlight of the year to have been our 
"Sweethearts Ball", the annual dorm dinner dance. We shall never forget what 
a great success it was. and what a marvelous time everyone had. The heart- 
shaped entrance and the love motif used in the social hall were a superb setting 
for V amour. 

The activities of the House Council have been numerous and successful. 
Could it be that motivation came through the arrival of so many returning veterans 
to S. T. C? Regardless of what our success this year may be attributed to, it 
certainly has been a very happy and active one. 




President — Elizabeth Ballou 


Vice-President — Theodore Toporowski 


Secretary — Janice Gleason 

Treasurer — Eleanor Thibodeau 

Council Adviser — Wallace Venable 


TN THE looking glass we see the legislative body of the school gathered in 
Mr. Venable's room every Friday morning at 8:15 regardless of physical 
status or other obligations, rain or shine, and the ever-faithful Mr. Venable 
there giving us suggestions and helping us over the rough spots. 

Routine business seems to be going smoothly; they are arranging a budget 
and a social calendar which seems to be filled with many and varied activities 
for work and play. The highlights in the calendar seem to be the first week end 
of the college year with a general get-to-gether, the traditional Greylock Mountain 
Day, the Christmas dinner, Alumni Homecoming Weekend, High School Week- 
end, Stunt Night, and the school picnic — all of which arise from Council planning. 

In the main corridor is a spacious bulletin board which contains reports on 
weekly Council meetings and various other material for information and enjoy- 
ment. There is a great deal of talk about the "bulletin board habit," and "organ- 
ization" seems to be the watchword. And what is this we see in February? Why, 
it is a plan for approved fraternization among our girls and 60 new veterans who 
became faithful attendants of our school activities. 

The formation of new groups, such as the Boys Basketball team, the Girls 
Basketball team, and the Red Cross Chapter cause council members to make soap- 
box speeches on school spirit. 

The council seems to have done a great deal of work with the Alumni this 
year in the hope that they will become a more vital part of the college. 

The overall picture is one of a profitable year, spent with the hope of improv- 
ing our college in all possible ways. 


W. A. h 

President — Ann Delmolino 



V ice-President — Mildred Moran 

Secretary-Treasurer — Marilyn Eastman 

Head-oj-Sports — Muriel Marquay 

Club Adviser — Beth Weston 


^"NNE OF the greatest forms of entertainment in the world is in the field of 
sports. Whether it be hiking, badminton, swimming, ping pong, basket- 
ball, bowling, or various others, the average student "goes" for it. The W. A. A. 
"goes" for it. In October about a dozen courageous souls hopped on their 
bicycles and pedaled off to New Hampshire and Vermont. They liked the 
hearty meals and not-so-funny experiences so much that hosteling has become 
one of the high lights of the W. A. A. program. 

Another highlight this year was the Gremlins basketball team. With slaps of 
encouragement, the team bore the bumpy bus ride to Pittsfield to play its first 
game with the Berkshire Belles. We lost, but never mind, we won in a fast 
moving return game. The enthusiasm of the student body spurred us on to play 
a game with Adams. Both teams showed exceptional interference and tackling 
ability, but we finally received a pass, ran zig-zag down the field, crossed the line 
to win. No, I'm not confused — I'm thinking of basketball! 

During intervals between these two great events come a very important W.A.A. 
conference at Framington State Teachers College, which will be remembered by 
the delegates, Ann Delmolino, Louise Zabaunik, and Peggy Neyland. The trip 
to Cushing Memorial hospital will be kept long in their heads — or should I 
say on their heads. 

Other events were the badminton tournament, the ping pong tournament, 
and Sports Night, which was enjoyed by veterans and girls. The last big event 
of the year is the annual Play Day given for the high school students. With the 
success of this last enterprise, the W. A. A. closes a very eventful and enjoyable 
year. May such a program be carried out in the future! 


wmnm staff 

Editor-in-Chief — Neil Harrington 
Managing Editor — Frederick Bressette 

Business Manager — Priscilla Green 
Circulation Manager — Janice Gleason 


TN THE summer of 1945 a couple of Seniors suddenly thought "What our 
school needs is a newspaper!" This small but precious gem of thought casts 
its reflections now from Maine to Washington, from Canada to Florida. For 
this gem has been placed in its proper setting, the Co-Op Bookstore, and an able 
staff of craftsmen cut skillfully the facets which catch the lights and shadows of 
our college life. 

Taconic Columns waS not a gem found by the wayside, or more easily inherited 
ready for use. It was acquired only through the hard work and patient labor of 
all classes. 


Cap and Gown Day 

May Eighth at Four O 'Clock 

June Second at Four 'Clock 

Tuesday, June Fourth at Four O'Clock 





President, Class oj '46 


President, Class of '47 










Elizabeth L. Ballon 
Frederick K. Bressette 

Nancy B. Estabrooks 

Frederick K. Bressette 

Eleanor M. Goodnow 

Cecilia G. Conroy 

A. Louise Zabaunik 

Ann R. Delmolino 



Wednesday, June Fifth at Seven O 'Clock 



Wallace H. Venable 

SOLO Christine Cardillo 




THE MASTER'S DEGREE Dr. Harry S. Broudy 

ADMISSION TO DEGREE President Grover C. Bowman 

AWARDING OF DEGREES Representative, Department of Education 



Dr. F. E. Engleman 

Commissioner of Education, Connecticut 

SINGING— The National Anthem 



Senior Gripes 

CEIL "Drapes, droops, drips, and democracy." 

BAM "Darn it, I've lost my cigarettes again, a whole new pack!" 

ANN "Teachers who don't show up for classes and grab us the 

next day, also the policy of non-frat." 

FREDDIE "False teeth, coupes, and drippy radiators." 

GOODNOW "Broken slip straps." 

ZIB "Sometimes there are somethings I just can't face like the Navy 

Pan-O rolls, and men with moustaches!" 

JEAN "Lovin' kites that won't fly!" 

MURIEL "Oh, I have millions of them, mostly classes." 

PRISCILLA "Mostly the way bells are rung in the dorm." 

SQUEAK. .. ."Tomato soup, slow hot water faucets and balancing registers." 

MARY "No talking in the Library." 

HARRIET "Theory" 



TATE, THE SENIORS, wish to express our gratitude to those people who have 
been helpful in making our Yearbook a success. We are especially grate- 
ful to Miss Weston for her valuable assistance, and to Dr. Brooks who helped us 
to keep our literary standards high. 

We also wish to thank Mr. Roberts of the Excelsior Printing Company, the 
North Adams Camera Club, and those whose advertisements appear on the 
following pages. 

Cecilia Conroy 

Assistant Editor 
Frederick Bressette 

Business Manager 
Priscilla Green 

Art Department 
Barbara Conroy Jean Gaston 

Photography Department 
Eleanor Goodnow Elizabeth Ballou 

Literary Department 
Ann Delmolino Muriel Marquay 

Barbara Mackenzie Mary Benedetti 

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Mackenzie, Barbara Anne 
Marquay, Muriel 
Zabaunik, A. Louise 
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